Kathy Escobar co-pastors The Refuge, an eclectic beautiful faith community in north Denver, juggles five kids and an awesome husband who has a bunch of jobs, too. Kathy is an advocate for friends in hard places, a trained spiritual director (one who’s a little on the loud side) and love to teach and facilitate events, workshops, and groups. She writes a little, hangs out with people a lot, and teaches college classes online because missional living doesn’t pay the bills. These all blend together and make for one messy life in the trenches with people. Kathy is most passionate about community, the marginalized, healing, spiritual transformation, equality, justice, “church,” relationships, diversity, and learning to love and be loved.

Anthony Smith lives in Salisbury, NC. Anthony is one of the curators (along with this wife Toni Cook-Smith) of Mission House, a kingdom experiment in Salisbury, NC. He is the ‘resident emerging theologian’ of an Emergent Village cohort in Charlotte. He facilitates a blog, Musings of a Postmodern Negro, that is an investigation into the intersection of theology, philosophy, race, popular culture, politics, and emerging culture.